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Irfan Pathan

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium fast
Played for:
India, Elite Group A, India A, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Emerging Team, India Seniors, Rest of India, West Zone, Punjab, Delhi, Middlesex, India Under-19, Baroda, Hyderabad
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
65
Home country:
India
Born:
October 27, 1984, Baroda, Gujarat

Profile

When Irfan Pathan first made his entry into the international arena, he was regarded as the best swing bowler to have played for India since Kapil Dev. He came to the national side straight from the Under-19 arena and proved the selectors right with spirited performances.

As a bowler, Irfan concentrates not only on swing but also is game to keep learning new tricks. He manages to swing the new ball as well as the old ball. The Baroda born talent has done quite a bit with the willow as well. Within a couple of years in international cricket, he was considered as India’s answer to the drought of all-rounder. But the successful initial years were followed by a few flop series in 2005, which saw the left-hander being dropped from the India squad. Irfan was recalled to the Indian team for World Twenty20 in 2007, and he did not disappoint as he clinched 10 wickets at an impressive average of 14.90. His 3 for 16 in the crucial final against Pakistan not only handed him the Man of the Match award, but also gave India their first WT20 win in its maiden edition.

Post 2007, Irfan lost a couple of years and a place in the national side due to poor form and injuries. An important member of the Punjab in the Indian T20 League, he was ruled out of action after the 2010 season. However, he returned in 2011 and was signed by the Delhi. Irfan impressed in the 2011-12 Ranji season, which earned him a recall into the ODI side for the final two games against West Indies. The following year, though, was fruitful as he emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the ODI series against Sri Lanka after being included in the ODI squad. That performance did a world of good to him, granting him a deserving place in the 2012 World Twenty20 squad. In March 2013, he made a comeback from his knee injury that kept him out for majority of the 2012-2013 Ranji season. He will be representing the Hyderabad franchise in the 2014 Indian T20 League. Pathan has been in fine form off late. He managed to pick up 7 wickets in 4 matches in a domestic T20 tournament.


Fast Facts

  • In 2006 against Pakistan, Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Test hat-trick in the first over of the game as well as the Indian to do so in an away Test.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 29 40 1105 5 31.57 53.22 1 6 102
ODI 120 87 1544 21 23.39 79.54 0 5 83
T20 24 14 172 7 24.57 119.44 0 0 33*
IPL 88 72 1071 25 22.78 122.26 0 1 60
CLT20 4 3 22 1 11.00 84.61 0 0 14
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 29 54 5884 3226 100 7/59 / 32.26 3.28 2 7 2 84
ODI 120 118 5855 5142 173 5/27 / 29.72 5.26 5 2 0 246
T20 24 23 462 618 28 3/16 / 22.07 8.02 0 0 0 20
IPL 88 87 1841 2357 76 3/24 / 31.01 7.68 0 0 0 68
CLT20 4 3 66 66 2 2/19 / 33.00 6.00 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 8 0 1
ODI 21 0 4
T20 2 0 0
IPL 28 0 4

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2008
 
ODI:
2004-2012
 
T20:
2006-2012
 
IPL:
2008-2013
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - South Australia - Dec 12, 2003
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera - Ahmedabad - Apr 03, 2008
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Jan 09, 2004
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Aug 04, 2012
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Oct 02, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Chennai at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Vs Pune at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune - May 19, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Delhi Vs Kolkata at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 13, 2012
Last played:
Delhi Vs Highveld Lions at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 25, 2012
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